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General News of Tuesday, 29 December 2020


Coronavirus claims 10 lives, 397 people infected in 24 hours, says NCDC

10 patients have died in 24 hours 10 patients have died in 24 hours

No more than ten patients have died from coronavirus related complications in the last 24 hours, the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) announced on Monday, December 29.

This was made known via its official Twitter account on Monday. It added that 397 new cases of the virus were also recorded in the country.

The NCDC said that the new infections were reported from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), which brought the country’s total number of infected people to 84,811, reports Daily Post.

It also stated that there are 12,126 active cases across the country, while 323 patients across the country had been discharged after testing negative for the virus.

The NCDC said that 144 of the new infections were recorded in Lagos, 83 in Plateau, 48 in Kaduna, 36 in Adamawa and 22 in Rivers.

While Oyo reported 16 cases, Kebbi 10, Nasarawa and Sokoto had seven cases each.

Five cases each were confirmed in the FCT and Kano; four in Edo, Jigawa 3, Ogun and Akwa Ibom state had 2 cases, while Niger, Bauchi and Zamfara had 1 each.

The NCDC stated that till date, 84,811 cases have been confirmed, 71,357, discharged and 1,264 deaths recorded in the 36 states and the FCT.

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